If you’re interested in a nonsurgical way to reduce fullness beneath your chin, Kybella® may be right for you. Kybella is a first-of-its-kind injectable treatment for adults with submental fullness that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. According to a 2015 survey conducted by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), 67% of people surveyed said they are bothered by the fat beneath their chin. You don’t have to be overweight to have fullness under your chin. And sometimes, no matter how much you exercise or diet, the condition may not go away.
Dr. Jacobs offers Kybella, a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called “double chin.”
The active ingredient in Kybella is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin. Once destroyed, these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal if an active lifestyle, healthy diet, stable body weight, and regular exercise are maintained after treatment.